Special Needs / Accessibility

The Washington Center is committed to working with you and accommodating your access needs. Please call us if you have needs other than those listed here.

Wheelchair Access

Both of the theaters at the Washington Center are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair and companion seating are available in the orchestra section of the main theater, and in various locations in the black box, depending on how the room is set up. Three of our four lobby spaces, as well as the black box lobby, are accessible, and both theaters have accessible rest room facilities. One of our three box office windows is at wheelchair height.

Hearing Assistance Devices

Both of our theaters have hearing assistance systems. The main theater has an infrared system, while the black box has an FM system. Free headsets may be checked-out from the house staff.

Large Print Programs

Large print programs are available for Washington Center-presented performances. Simply request one from our house staff.

Mobility Assistance

We have a wheelchair that can be used for assistance in getting from the street to a theater seat. In addition, we have several aisle seats with armrests that pivot out of the way to ease wheelchair transfer, or for those with leg casts. Our staff is prepared to lend a hand, however they are not trained or allowed for safety reasons to perform transfers. They will be happy to store and retrieve your walker, crutch or wheelchair.